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Friday, August 5, 2016

hummingbird-perched

A male ruby throated hummingbird perches ever so briefly in the spruce above the bee balm patch by the pond

Morning Observation:

This morning in Huntington at 6:50AM it’s currently 63 degrees under clear skies. Wind are calm. Relative humidity is 96%, dewpoint 62, barometric pressure 29.95”. Yesterday’s high was 85, and the overnight low was 62.

Forecast:

We’ve got a warm to hot day on tap as a southerly airflow brings in warm and increasingly humid air today out ahead of an approaching cold front. This front will deliver showers and thunderstorms overnight and into Saturday. Cooler, more seasonable weather will follow the departing front on Sunday into early next week.

We’ll see sunny skies today with highs in the upper 80s to low 90s in the broad valleys. Winds will be out of the south at 10 to 15 mph and gusting to 25 mph in the Champlain Valley. Tonight should be partly cloudy until midnight, then becoming cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms and showers likely mainly after midnight. Lows will be in the upper 60s with south winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain is 70%.

Saturday should be partly sunny with showers likely in the morning and a chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Highs will be in the lower 80s with southwest winds around 10 mph, becoming westerly in the afternoon. Chance of rain is 70%. Saturday night should be partly cloudy with a 40% chance of showers and thunderstorms. Lows will be in the upper 50s with north winds around 10 mph.

Sunday’s looking partly sunny and cooler with highs in the mid 70s and northwest winds around 10 mph. Sunday night should be mostly clear with lows in the mid 50s.

Almanac:

Last year on this date we had a high of 74 and a low of 55. We picked up 0.64″ of rain.

Burlington averages for this date are highs of 80 and lows of 60.
The record high was 95°F in 1955.
The record low was 43°F in 1972.

Sky Notes:

Sunrise: 5:44 AM EDT
Sunset: 8:10 PM EDT
Length of Visible Light: 15h 31m
Length of Day: 14h 26m
Tomorrow will be 2m30s shorter.

The Moon is a waxing crescent, 2d 14h old with 7% illumination.
Moonrise: 8:37 AM EDT
Moonset: 9:39 PM EDT

About Today’s Photo:

We have a prodigious bee balm patch over by the pond that is a favorite of all kinds of pollinators. We also have a family of ruby throated hummingbirds in residence this summer, and they were in full play-and-feed mode yesterday afternoon—zipping about above the flowers, chasing each other, feeding, and, very rarely, perching for a few brief seconds so I could get a shot off. There were several juveniles, and the parents as well. Dad took a second to pose for me.

Panasonic GX8, Lumix 100-300mm lens @ 300mm, ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/1600″ exposure.

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2 responses

  1. Nice sharp shot 🙂

    August 5, 2016 at 7:22 am

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